The median contractor rate for a Solutions Architect was £525 per day in advertised job vacancies in the Midlands during the 3 months to 26 March 2017.

The first table below provides contractor rate benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

3 months to
26 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Solution Architect
England / Midlands
Rank 16 14 23
Rank change year-on-year -2 +9  
Contract jobs requiring a Solutions Architect 7 17 3
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the Midlands 6.09% 8.17% 1.96%
As % of the Job Titles category 6.31% 8.72% 2.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 5 0
Median daily rate £525 £500 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.00% -  
UK excluding London median daily rate £525 £500 £525
% change year-on-year +5.00% -4.76%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £58.75 £62.50 £49.50
% change year-on-year -6.00% +26.26%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in the Midlands. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

Contract IT Job Roles
Midlands
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 111 195 141
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the Midlands 96.52% 93.75% 92.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 56 94 59
Median daily rate £400 £450 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -11.11% +12.50%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £330 £343 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £560 £650 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 1
Median hourly rate £20.00 £17.50 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +14.28% -12.50%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year -12.50% +17.64%  

Solutions Architect
Job Vacancy Trend in the Midlands

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the Midlands that featured Solutions Architect in the job title.

Job vacancy trend for Solutions Architect in the Midlands

Solutions Architect
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Solutions Architect in the Midlands.

Contractor daily rate trend for Solutions Architect in the Midlands

Solutions Architect
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the Midlands

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Solutions Architect in the Midlands over the 3 months to 26 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Solutions Architect in the Midlands

Solutions Architect
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Solutions Architect in the Midlands.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Solutions Architect in the Midlands

Solutions Architect Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the Midlands

For the 6 months to 26 March 2017, Solutions Architect contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Midlands region featuring Solutions Architect in the job title.

1 7 (46.67%) SAP
2 3 (20.00%) ERP
2 3 (20.00%) Manufacturing
3 2 (13.33%) Finance
3 2 (13.33%) General Ledger
3 2 (13.33%) Adobe
3 2 (13.33%) BusinessObjects
3 2 (13.33%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (13.33%) CMS
3 2 (13.33%) Adobe Experience Manager
3 2 (13.33%) SAP FSCM
3 2 (13.33%) Cash Management
3 2 (13.33%) User Experience
3 2 (13.33%) Planning and Forecasting
3 2 (13.33%) SAP FI
4 1 (6.67%) SAP S/4HANA
4 1 (6.67%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 1 (6.67%) SAP HCM
4 1 (6.67%) Data Integration
4 1 (6.67%) Oracle Fusion
4 1 (6.67%) Scala
4 1 (6.67%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (6.67%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (6.67%) PaaS
4 1 (6.67%) HTML5
4 1 (6.67%) Oracle BPM
4 1 (6.67%) Stakeholder Engagement
4 1 (6.67%) MongoDB
4 1 (6.67%) Apache Cassandra
4 1 (6.67%) NoSQL

Solutions Architect Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in the Midlands by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 2 (13.33%) Adobe Experience Manager
1 2 (13.33%) CMS
2 1 (6.67%) Oracle SOA Suite
Business Applications
1 2 (13.33%) SAP FI
1 2 (13.33%) SAP FSCM
2 1 (6.67%) Oracle BPM
2 1 (6.67%) SAP HCM
2 1 (6.67%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 1 (6.67%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (6.67%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (6.67%) PaaS
1 1 (6.67%) SuccessFactors
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (13.33%) BusinessObjects
2 1 (6.67%) Apache Cassandra
2 1 (6.67%) MongoDB
2 1 (6.67%) MySQL
2 1 (6.67%) NoSQL
2 1 (6.67%) Oracle Database
2 1 (6.67%) Oracle Database 12c
2 1 (6.67%) Oracle ODI
2 1 (6.67%) PostgreSQL
General
1 3 (20.00%) Manufacturing
2 2 (13.33%) Finance
2 2 (13.33%) General Ledger
3 1 (6.67%) Automotive
3 1 (6.67%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (6.67%) .NET
1 1 (6.67%) Ajax
1 1 (6.67%) CSS
1 1 (6.67%) CSS3
1 1 (6.67%) Django
1 1 (6.67%) HTML
1 1 (6.67%) HTML5
1 1 (6.67%) JSON
1 1 (6.67%) Middleware
1 1 (6.67%) Oracle Fusion
1 1 (6.67%) Play Framework
1 1 (6.67%) REST
1 1 (6.67%) Ruby on Rails
1 1 (6.67%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 2 (13.33%) User Experience
2 1 (6.67%) EPoS
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (20.00%) ERP
2 2 (13.33%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (13.33%) Cash Management
2 2 (13.33%) Planning and Forecasting
3 1 (6.67%) Business Continuity
3 1 (6.67%) Business Transformation
3 1 (6.67%) Change Management
3 1 (6.67%) CRM
3 1 (6.67%) Data Integration
3 1 (6.67%) E-business
3 1 (6.67%) Enterprise Architecture
3 1 (6.67%) Logistics
3 1 (6.67%) SOA
3 1 (6.67%) Stakeholder Engagement
3 1 (6.67%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (6.67%) C#
1 1 (6.67%) Java
1 1 (6.67%) Ruby
1 1 (6.67%) Scala
Vendors
1 7 (46.67%) SAP
2 2 (13.33%) Adobe
3 1 (6.67%) Microsoft
3 1 (6.67%) Oracle